Patrick Cooper-McCann

Patrick Cooper-McCann

Assistant Professor

3198 Faculty/Administration Building


Urban Studies and Planning

Patrick Cooper-McCann

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Deindustrialization, shrinking cities, neoliberal urban policy, open space, spatial justice, Detroit


  • Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan, 2019
  • Master of Urban Planning, University of Michigan, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 2010

News mentions

Selected publications

  • Cooper-McCann, Patrick, and Andrew Guinn. 2024. “Why Windsor Deindustrialized Differently than Detroit.” Labor History. 65(3): 369-387.
  • Kayanan, Carla and Patrick Cooper-McCann. 2023. “Innovation Districts and Misplaced Economic Development Incentives.” In Building the 21st Century City Through Public-Private Partnerships: A Tool for Real Estate Development and Urban Growth, edited by Stephen T. Buckman, 95-111. New York: Routledge. doi: 10.1201/9781003222934-9.
  • Cooper-McCann, Patrick. 2016. “The Trap of Triage: Lessons from the ‘Team Four Plan.’” Journal of Planning History. 15(2): 149-169. doi: 10.1177/1538513215602026
  • Dewar, Margaret, Matthew Weber, Eric Seymour, Meagan Elliott, and Patrick Cooper-McCann. 2015. “Learning from Detroit: How Research on a Declining City Enriches Urban Studies.” In Reinventing Detroit: The Politics of Possibility, edited by Michael Peter Smith and L. Owen Kirkpatrick, 37-56. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers


Courses taught by Patrick Cooper-McCann

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022